Nikon FM3a Camera Review

nikon fm3a

Sometimes in life you just get lucky. Like the time I got to borrow my friend Joshua’s SLR and put a few rolls of film through it and it happened to be, by many accounts, one of the best SLRs ever made. The much-coveted Nikon FM3a. As someone who uses … Read more

Kodak Portra 400 35mm Film Review

kodak portra 400 film

You don’t have to have a favourite film stock. And even if you do, it doesn’t have to be Kodak Portra 400. For a lot of people though, based on comments and conversation I see online, it most definitely is. It’s by far the most searched for film on Google, … Read more

Holga 120N Camera Review

holga 120n camera

It’s been a while since I did a camera review on here, as it’s not often I get a new one to play with. I suppose that while not having gear acquisition syndrome is good for my bank balance, it’s not ideal for my content production. So when I had … Read more

Using Zone Focus to Improve Your Street Photography

Zone focus and hyperfocal distance are two timeless techniques that can help you improve your street photography once you’ve learnt how to use them.

Don’t be put off by the fancy sounding names, either. All it takes is a comprehensive yet easy-to-follow tutorial, which is what we have here, and some practice, which is what you’ll need to do after reading it.

Also included is a section on pre-focus, which is another closely related way of going beyond auto-focus and taking your street photography to the next level. Come read. You know you want to.

How to Shoot Street Photography with Vintage Lenses

I was asked a question on an Instagram post that went a little something like this – “… how do you manually focus for street; what method do you use to guarantee pin sharp focus?”

It was a good question and one I appreciated receiving. While I did answer at the time, I thought it also deserved a more detailed guide on here. Because maybe you want to know too.

Shooting street photography with vintage lenses really isn’t hard once you get going. Come read and learn how, and get yourself inspired to give it a go.

How to Use Vintage Lenses on Your Digital Camera

How to Use Vintage Lenses on Your Digital Camera

If you’ve ever considered using vintage lenses on your digital camera but haven’t yet taken the plunge, it’s possible the thing holding you back is uncertainty. That may be uncertainty in how it all works, and uncertainty in whether you’ll be able to make it work for you.

I’m here to dispel those misgivings. The technical aspects of using vintage lenses on digital cameras are not hard, and nor are the creative ones. That means fitting them to your camera isn’t hard, and neither is getting good results from them.

Come read and see how to use vintage lenses on your digital camera.

The Best Street Photography Books to Inspire Yours

best street photography books to inspire yours

Consuming and admiring great street photography books is a fine pastime, but it doesn’t have to be a passive experience. Not when they can also inspire you to create your own.

So to help you with that, I’ve put together a list of some of the best ones ever, and what you can take from them to get yourself included in articles like this one day.

So come read, come learn about some of the best photography books of all time, and see how they can help you make your own masterpiece too.

Minolta MC W.Rokkor-HG 35mm f2.8 Lens Review

Minolta Rokkor MC 35mm f2.8 Lens Review

If you’re looking for a 35mm vintage lens, the Minolta MC W.Rokkor-HG 35mm f2.8 could be the one for you.

A legendary name producing one of the most common focal lengths. What’s not to like? Well, there is one thing in particular to be wary of.

Want to know what that is and if it should stop you buying one? Come read and learn.

Understanding (and Using) ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed

Understanding (and Using) ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed

Understanding what ISO, aperture, and shutter speed are isn’t essential in making good photographs, but it can help you to make better ones.

However, for that to happen, simply understanding what they are isn’t enough. You’ll need to know how to use them too.

In this actionable post, you can learn both. Grab your camera and a cup of coffee and come follow along.

12 Things You Can Do With Your Old Cameras and Lenses

Got any old cameras and lenses you never use but don’t know what to do with? Having them take up space in your home in some sort of forced retirement seems a waste, to me.

So what should you do with them? What can you do with them? I think the best thing to do, for your gear and for the photography community as a whole, is to get them into the hands of people who will use them. You could even help out a charity while doing so.

There are plenty of options to achieve this. Want to know what they are? Then come on in, read, learn, and figure out the best thing to do with your old cameras and lenses.

Super-Takumar 55mm f1.8 Lens Review

super-takumar 55mm f1.8 lens

The Super-Takumar 55mm f1.8 is a classic and slightly radioactive manual focus lens. Mine was the second manual focus lens I ever bought, and I quickly fell in love with it.

This in-depth review talks about the history of the lens, it’s radioactivity, how it is to use, why I bought it, and some notes on the image quality. Spoiler: it’s good.

With a selection of example shots taken with the lens to let you see for yourself, come and find out why I love the Super-Takumar 55mm f1.8 so much.